I know I didn’t mention it before, but I was stuck at 270.2 for approx. 5 days. It was amazing, because all of my energy in each work out this week went toward that stubborn pound, instead of my usual mantras that were about my big vacation coming up, etc.
So I learned the power of being mentally driven this week.
Also, because I was plateauing- I was trying to find out why. I am not a morning person. In fact, I feel like I have the morning and night habits of a 16 year old. I can’t seem to fall asleep before 1am-3am, and, if I let myself, I will sleep-in until noon. So I started getting my sleeping on track, and therefore my eating on track. Eating breakfast at 8:30am is much more normal for your body than eating breakfast at 11:30am.
Long story short, I think as weird as it sounds, I wasn’t eating enough calories.
When I would get up at noonish, I still was following my plan and only eating every 2 1/2- 3 hours. SO the earlier I get up, the more food I consume, and therefore the more calories. When I would get up at noon, I was depriving myself of those calories I would have normally consumed in the morning. Also I was eating the majority of my carbs/calories in the afternoon/evening.
So now, before 3pm I eat things that are higher in carb, and after 3pm I eat things lower in carb but higher in calories.
I did this two full days- and I dropped .4 pounds and broke the plateau.
Our bodies are really amazingly sensitive.
Hmm…. good to know